autumn elegy

breathing in autumn,

setting free the callow heart

like leaves from a tree.

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cold waters flow

until rigid with winter –

this is not our way.

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the lonesome one knows:

where you are doesn’t tell you

who you will yet be.

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some birds stay longer,

though their flocks left long ago,

and i understand.

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earth and water speak;

the wind sings, stoking our fire –

this, our element

Followers

Paraphrased from Essay 48 : “Of Followers And Friends” by Francis Bacon. This one seems remarkably prescient.

not all should be liked,

for some make your train longer

and your wings shorter

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Paraphrased from Essay 48 : “Of Followers And Friends” by Francis Bacon